THANK YOU FOR COMING TO THE 14TH ASIA CONTEMPORARY ART SHOW!

Thousands visited the 14th edition of the Asia Contemporary Art Show over the past four days, seeing and buying art while talking to artists. The next Show, will take place October 3rd – October 6th and will feature Intersections: China and Artist Dialogues. 

 

While we prepare for the next Show, continue browsing art here on the Asia Contemporary Art Buyer, where the Show goes on 24/7. Feel free to look through the art featured, make inquiries to galleries and artists regarding artworks you like, and even purchase a special piece to add to your collection!

STANDOUT ARTISTS

Shi Lifeng

China

 

In Shi Lifeng’s (b.1968) “Peach Blossom Spring” and “Dream Land”, red figures move towards nature from an enclosed environment to represent an illusion of utopia, a form of psychological comfort for the artist. For this series, Shi changed his painting technique, using new materials and colors to explore a new spirit – one that is more idealized and shows the spirit of the time.


Shi’s works are characterized by an intense black and red color palette and references to the Mao era, Shi’s work has been exhibited worldwide, including at the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art, Yang Gallery in Singapore, and the Beijing Contemporary Art Museum, among others.

 

Three

Japan

 

Three (founded in 2009) is ayoung, anonymous artist collective that utilizes toys and other childhood ephemera to create provocative installations and sculptures. Action figures and rubber figurines are melted into fleshy masses. The artists create complex, geometric forms out of the liquified toys, forming them into patterns that alternate distinguishable characters’ faces and anonymous, tan blobs where limbs and bodies used to be, challenging the viewer’s eye to distinguish their many details.


Three’s destruction of children’s playthings has something inherently violent about it, yet the bright, familiar pop culture artifacts they employ make their work perversely enjoyable to observe.

 

Yoo, Sun-Tai

South Korea


Yoo Sun-Tai (b. 1957) is one of Korea's most widely recognized contemporary artists. While studying in Paris for many years (PH.D), the artist developed his now well-known style of three-dimensional painting. Yoo is obsessed with objects, utilised as a means of metaphors of life elements which meanings depend on personal imagination or interpretation. Yoo’s paintings are surreal with meditative and poetic sense.

 

The artist also uses the Korean letters as a kind of metaphoric language to give his painting some texture and meaning. Yoo writes Korean letters over the whole canvas. The objects in his paintings interact each other through these ‘words’ and proliferates the depth of reading or interpretation.